Meet us at the BX on Wednesday, May 9 from 11 AM - 2 PM! We'll have sign-up forms and a Buddy Bison plush toy so you can get started with the fun!


The Buddy Bison Great Outdoors Challenge was formed in conjunction with the Air Force Services Activity + the National Park Trust to encourage children and their families to get out and explore their national, local + state parks.

Buddy Bison helps kids develop that special bond with nature. As Buddy Bison says, "Explore the outdoors, the parks are yours!" 

The goal of the program is to enhance students lives through three outlets:

  • Education – we align and enhance classroom lessons in STEM, history, and social studies

  • Health and wellness through outdoor recreation

  • Park stewardship – we foster current and future caretakers of our parks and the environment

Kids can download the Buddy Bison bingo card to complete challenges and earn prizes. There will be several "Buddy Stops" right here on LRAFB + around Arkansas!

  • One line -- Buddy Bison lanyard
  • Two lines -- Buddy Bison bag
  • Three lines -- Buddy Bison book
  • All the squares -- You will be entered to win a Buddy Bison Gift Bag! (Winners must be present at the celebration event to receive this prize)

Pick up your own Buddy Bison by signing up at the Youth Center or at Outdoor Recreation today!